News 16/05/2016 10:09
Chotis is a traditional music genre from Madrid, and as very well one of the most famous songs of this genre says: " Madrid, such a good city in which I find myself". Madrid, together with Barcelona and Amsterdam, is one of the logistics center of The Wonder Trip, reason why dedicate this blog entry to the city.
In this special day for Madrid, today we want make a little tribute to the city and bring to all our Wonder Travellers a few cultural insights.
The Spanish capital has arranged more than 200 free cultural activities to do over the entire weekend. Even though you can find activities and spectacles all over the city, "Pradera de San Isidro" is the main location of the celebration. Many people spend the day there, sitting on the grass with friends, listening to the music in the background while eating a delicious "tortilla de patata". Besides this, another place has become very popular during the weekend, "Las Vistillas", where you can listen to a wide variety of music: from the most traditional chotis songs to the most rock/ hip-hop music style, and going through the famous songs of the eighties or "La movida Madrileña".
To close the celebration we can enjoy one of the many performances that will take place on Monday 16th. To mention some, you can enjoy dancing performances, poetry recitals, claque lessons or tango dances at " Plaza de Sánchez Bustillo" from 6PM. You can also enjoy poetry recitals at "Plaza de Conde de Barajas" or artists such as Zahara or Guille Galván of Vetusta Morla from 7PM.
For those wishing to live the most traditional side of Madrid, we can see "Las Vistillas" wearing the popular red carnation as well as the performances of Mari Pepa de Chamberí, Olga María Ramos and De la Puríssima.
If you like the worldwide known singer Manu Chao, we recommend that you go to Plaza Mayor at 20.45 PM, who will be waiting for you to sing some of his greatest hits. And of course, at midnight the city will get enlightened by the amazing firework displays. As you walk around the city, do not forget to try out the typical food of the city.
At The Wonder Trip we don't want to miss out anything, that's why we all are already wearing our red carnation and enjoying the festivity with some of our travellers. Join us!Author: Lorena García
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